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Erica Cerjanec's Fundraiser:

Joslin Diabetes Center Boston 2015

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Erica Cerjanec

THE STORY:

During the Winter of 2014, my running had become so sluggish that I was losing enthusiasm to get out on the road. I was having to stop and walk on my runs, was short of breath just walking around, and traded naps for nights out with friends. But, when I couldn't even run to the end of my street without being completely spent I figured it was time to see my doctor.

After numerous trips to the doctor and several lab tests  it was discovered that I was severely anemic. My doctor could not understand how I was able to stand up let alone run. She prescribed rest (a.k.a. no physical activity at all) or I risked needing a blood transfusion.

Upon seeing a hematologist this past Fall it was determined that I am a carrier for Hemochromatosis. The gene defect inhibits the amount of iron absorbed from food. What most people don’t know is that Hereditary Hemochromatosis is the most common single-gene disease in Western populations, affecting 1 out of every 200-300 people. Yet it is almost unheard of by the general public, and many health professionals are insufficiently aware of it. Because the disorder can cause diabetes via damage to the pancreas, it is something that deserves greater recognition in the American Diabetes Association community.

When the opportunity arose to run for the Joslin Diabetes Center Marathon Team I knew I couldn't say no. Team Joslin is a group of generous and dedicated individuals who participate in athletic events to raise funds for Joslin Diabetes Center. Team Joslin participants embody two essential elements in the fight against diabetes, both the spirit of giving and maintaining an active lifestyle. The funds raised through these events contribute to Joslin’s capacity to prevent, treat and cure diabetes through cutting-edge research, comprehensive patient care and pioneering education programs.

Joslin Diabetes Center, based in Boston, Massachusetts, undertakes diabetes research, clinical care, education and health and wellness programs on a global scale. Joslin is dedicated to ensuring that people with diabetes live long, healthy lives and offers real progress in preventing and curing diabetes. Joslin is an independent, nonprofit institution affiliated with Harvard Medical School, and is recognized worldwide for driving innovative solutions in diabetes prevention, research, education, and care.

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$7,936

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Muggsy Skinner

    $50

  • Nancy and Paul Veatch

    $250

  • Gaby O'Hearn

     

  • Loren Fitzpatrick

     

  • EllieBelly

    $25

  • Kim Taylor

    $50

  • Nancy Fairhurst

    $20

  • Catie Cupcakes

    $10

  • Lani Ruvolo

    $40

  • Anonymous

     

  • Nicolette Clifford

    $25

  • CCC

     

  • Lindsay Tarnoff

     

  • Kris Lesso

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Oswald Family

    $20

  • Lee Parks

    $50

  • Kristen Wolsieffer

     

  • Emily, Bill, Kelley & Kids

    $300

  • Nick and Sheila Cerjanec

    $25

  • Shayla Belanger

    $10

  • Paul and Paula Souza

    $50

  • Al Girard

    $50

  • Winston & Gracie

    $200

  • Alice & James

     

  • Ben Crocker

    $20

  • Mohammed Jafri

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Pluton

    $100

  • Eric Kravitz

    $25

  • Jason Yee

    $50

  • Nick LaVita

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Bob Read

    $50

  • Primiano Family

    $25

  • Event #1

    $500

  • Carter & Sawyer

    $75

  • KC

    $50

  • Armin Molavi

    $50

  • Michelle Lentz

     

  • Stephmo

    $25

  • Annie Goldstein

     

  • Charles Rower :)

    $25

  • Bev and Joe Migliore

    $25

  • E & K

    $25

  • Kimberly-Ann White

    $50

  • David Cipoletti

    $20

  • Ellen Yost

    $25

  • Scarbrough Family

    $50

  • Mozie Boeheim O'Sullivan

    $30

  • Barbara Stamp

    $25

  • Barbara Stamp

    $25

  • Sally E. Lapides

    $100

  • Emily & Adam

     

  • Beverly Chittim

    $25

  • Isabel Alexander

    $25

  • Peter & Neville Lassotovitch

    $25

  • Tom Palmer Communication

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Joanna Mauro

    $25

  • Erin Andersen

    $25

  • Greg H

    $100

  • Stephanie NIckerson

    $50

  • Hilary Donahue

    $25

  • Ben L.

    $75

  • Courtney White

    $15

  • Justin Manjourides

    $26

  • Cara Lowenthal

    $25

  • katherine mallard

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Alanna Kellogg

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Sarah Barrett

    $20

  • Patricia Kerwood

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jane and Joel

    $25

  • Event #2

    $300

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Stephen & Virginia White

    $100

  • Frank Cummings

    $25

  • Betty McMullen

    $50

  • Mary Beth Barnard

    $50

  • pietro Sclafani

    $25

  • Ken and Debbie Amylon

    $100

  • Court white

    $15

  • Dominic DeGiacomo

    $50

  • Matt & Colleen

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Anonymous

     

  • John K Sisk

    $100

  • Michael Smith

    $25

  • Judith Vogel

     

  • Nonna Gale

    $25

  • Liz

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Liz McCague

    $25

  • Susan Radzyminski

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

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106% Raised of $7,500 Goal

The Team: $173,107 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Greg Weintraub

Amount Raised

$27,519

 

88% Raised of $31,440 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Carly Frieling

Amount Raised

$20,925

 

262% Raised of $8,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lori Seuch

Amount Raised

$18,711

 

156% Raised of $12,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Team Haley O

Amount Raised

$14,676

 

147% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Erin Reeves

Amount Raised

$13,025

 

130% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Chris Shanley

Amount Raised

$9,355

 

94% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Alex Root

Amount Raised

$8,172

 

82% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Bridgett Olson-LeFave

Amount Raised

$8,110

 

101% Raised of $8,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

For a good and noble cause and to honor Erica and other marathoners who have overcome adversity to run this wonderful race. 2 years ago

Susan Radzyminski

Susan Radzyminski

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Liz McCague

Liz McCague

DONATION: $25

Congrats Erica! 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Liz

Liz

DONATION: $25

Good Luck!! 3 years ago

Nonna Gale

Nonna Gale

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Judith Vogel

Judith Vogel

3 years ago

Michael Smith

Michael Smith

DONATION: $25

Crush it, Erica. 3 years ago

John K Sisk

John K Sisk

DONATION: $100

3 years ago